The rebranding of the G suite into a single Google workspace where the users can easily access the applications they wish to avail has finally been put into place. The integration of all the applications into one frame has successfully taken a toll on the users, but the feature of interest that has managed to mark considerable attention of people is the color of icons present in the Google Workspace. Let's dive deeper, shall we?
It is no news that Google has been one of the best sources of service providers with the right security and even better features. The factor of designing and associating colors to particular application icons has always been regarded highly in the industrial world because visuals play a huge role in the marketing sector, and the simpler the interface, the better will be the interaction. However, this time Google has overlooked one of its principal and most brilliant factors regarding its newest scheme and constructed its very own style to represent its popular applications.
Every application that is a part of Google workspace has an icon of its own, but the number of colors in each of these icons is the same, which makes it potentially difficult to single them out for a user. This time, instead of allotting unique colors to each of these application icons, Google has aligned its four basic colors, red, green, blue, and yellow, and inserted them into the icons. If noticed carefully, the design of icons also differs slightly from the original one. This approach may or may not be too encouraging for the users.
For a user who regularly uses Google applications, the icons must be styled in such a way that he can identify his desired application in a matter of seconds. The previous approach of Google of allotting particular colors to the applications rules out this one because a combination of the same colors could turn out to be pretty risky for the new users.
Another feature of interest that might cause tiny bitsy trouble for the users in recognition is the shape of the icons. The core problem arises when the shape and color both come together and trigger the risk of altering the icon's shape depending on the background. If, by any chance, the background matches the colors present within the icon, then it will definitely appear in a completely different style. Similarly, the overlapping of such colors can also bring disparity in the new and previous design.
To sum up, Google workspace will soon be running in every single Google account with the same colors and shapes of icons, and the users will have no choice but to forget what was in the past and accept the rainbows as they are.